Monthly Archives: September 2017

Spy versus Spy

The Travelers, Chris Pavone An entertaining “summer read” pseudo-spy-novel. A veteran news reporting becomes entangled in the world of espionage, being directed on missions by his ‘handler’ until eventually you have no idea who to trust. There are some weak … Continue reading

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The Anti-Detective-Romance Genre Part II

Persons Unknown, Susie Steiner Manon, our difficult-to-like, sexually ambivalent detective is back, but this time she is pregnant and has an adopted son. She has also reconnected with her estranged sister and will manage to drift her way into an … Continue reading

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Say Yes to Less

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown Here’s the thing. I am very VERY far behind in the book blog. Therefore, in the spirit of essentialism, I’m just going to write a few very VERY short ones. Essentialism … Continue reading

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The Anti-Detective-Romance Genre

Missing, Presumed; Susie Steiner For every damsel-in-distress-falls-for-handsome-detective-white-knight-hero mystery (that I admittedly love) there is a better, grander, unpredictable and more complex mystery novel that needs to be read. Susie Steiner’s novel Missing, Presumed is one of those (and her second … Continue reading

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With Gene Power Comes Gene Responsibility

The Gene, An Intimate History; Siddhartha Mukherjee The Gene starts out as a very interesting history of the discovery of the “gene” and the evolution of the field of genetics, and ends up in a head-on collision between the science … Continue reading

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